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Mishcon de Reya: Solicitor Apprenticeship, London

Monday, October 3, 2022

Monday, November 15, 2021


Who is Mischon De Reya?

Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 900 people with over 440 lawyers. However, they are far more than just lawyers, they have almost 500 non-law employees across their business operation functions including finance, business development, IT, cybersecurity, data science, HR, PR, brand and marketing. Based in London with offices in Singapore, the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply.

Mishcon de Reya prides itself on the diverse range of people who make up the firm. The central role played by the Academy, the firm's in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and its active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in its Investors in People Platinum standard.


Overview of the Programme

The Mishcon Solicitor Apprenticeship is a six year programme. You will gain an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice from The University of Law and at the end of the programme you will qualify as a solicitor. All of your tuition fees will be paid and best of all, you will earn a salary whilst you are training and gaining your qualification.

You will be based in Mishcon de Reya's London office, working alongside leading lawyers across six departments (Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private; and Real Estate). During the first four years you will complete four annual rotations and in the final two years you will join the graduate trainees and complete four six month rotations. Throughout the six years you will be working for four days per week and spend one day studying with The University of Law.



This apprenticeship will take six years to complete, however after four years you will have obtained an LLB. In the fifth and sixth year you will complete your Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE).

Academic and competency training will be provided by The University of Law. The ULaw solicitor apprenticeship programme aims to equip apprentices with a thorough understanding of the core legal subjects and combine them with an in-depth practical application.


Who Can Apply?

Driven and motivated students with a passion to pursue a career in law.

You will need to have completed your A-Levels or equivalent by July 2022.

3 A-Levels at grade BBB and 6 GCSEs at grade A*-C or equivalent, but Mischon de Reya can be flexible with these as they are looking for the best candidates for the role, not just those with the highest grades.

The University of Law entry requirements for their Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship course are:

  • 3 A Levels at Grade C or above, or equivalent;
  • 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, or equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.

As long as you meet these minimum grades your application will be considered.


How Do I Apply?

Press 'Apply Now' at the top of the page to find out more information from Mishcon de Reya directly, including how to submit your application.

For more information, you can visit the Mischon de Reya website, or sign up for their Webinar (join the Early Careers Team for an overview of the Solicitor Apprenticeship programme) at 4pm on the 7th October here.

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